Heritage trails

Two heritage trials exploring the industrial and agricultural history of the village of Tockholes

South Tockholes heritage trail

This trail explores the fascinating industrial and agricultural history of the southern part of the village of Tockholes.

The village is situated right on the very edge of the beautiful West Pennine Moors, two miles of the west of Darwen.

The historical content of this walk is courtesy of Tockholes Time Team.

  • allow two hours for this 3miles/5km walk
  • 70% of the route is along farm tracks
  • 30% of walk follows footpaths over farmland so sturdy footwear is advisable particularly after rain
  • along the route there are 3 stiles and 1 kissing gate

Start point

  • Victoria Hotel, Golden Soney Tockholes BB3 0NL
  • grid reference SD 661 228

Public Transport

Timetable information on the Traveline website

  • bus service 223 Blackburn - Tockholes - Belmont
  • bus service 38 Darwen - Tockholes

Parking

There is no public car park but the Victoria Hotel has a car park for customers.

Trail guide

Heritage trail guide: South Tockholes (PDF 2.33MB)

North Tockholes heritage trail

One in a series of village based heritage trails within the West Pennine Moors.

This trail explores the fascinating industrial, religious and agricultural history of the northern part of the village of Tockholes.

The historic village of Tockholes is situated on the edge of the beautiful West Pennine Moors two miles to the west of Darwen.

The historical content of this walk is courtesy of Tockholes Time Team.

  • allow two hours for this 2 miles/5 km walk
  • 85% of the walk is on country lanes or farm tracks
  • 15% of the route is on footpaths over farmland so sturdy footwear is advisable particularly after rain
  • along the route there are 8 gates and 4 stiles.

Further information can be found on the Visit Lancashire website.

Trail guide

Heritage trail guide: North Tockholes (PDF 1.51MB)